Human Resources & Safety Manager

National Gypsum Company is a fully integrated manufacturer and supplier of building and construction products worldwide including Gold Bond? BRAND gypsum wallboard, ProForm? BRAND joint treatment products and PermaBase? BRAND cement board.
We have an immediate opening for a Human Resources & Safety Manager at our Gypsum Board Plant in Westwego, LA. This position will report to the Plant Manager.
Job Summary:
This position is responsible for developing and maintaining a climate that creates and maintains a stable and productive workforce. The selected candidate will manage and coordinate all functions of human resources, including employment, compensation and benefit services, manpower planning, training and development, safety, security, and workers' compensation for compliance with federal and state regulations.
Major Job Responsibilities (not all inclusive):
1. Implement and monitor all aspects of the plant safety program:
a. New hire training and orientation;
b. Safety and First-Aid training for employees and supervisors;
c. Safety program implementation;
d. Safety reporting;
e. Investigate safety incidents and recommend corrective action.
2. Recruit and hire qualified applicants to keep plant appropriately staffed:
a. Attract qualified candidates that reflect community diversity;
b. Coordinate assessment testing of qualified candidates;
c. Conduct interviews and train supervisors in proper interviewing;
d. Complete required physical and background checks on all candidates;
e. Conduct orientation of new hires.
3. Support plant management in creating a positive work environment:
a. Participate in the development and implementation of Employee Opinion Action Plans;
b. Advise supervisors on appropriate disciplinary actions;
c. Encourage recognition of employee accomplishments;
d. Represent employees' views and needs to management.
4. Ensure compliance with federal, state and local employment laws, as well as Corporate and plant policies and procedures.
5. Provide training to employees on benefit programs and assist employees with resolution of insurance-related issues.
6. Assist plant management in the training of employees for specific jobs ensuring that employees are competent in their key area of responsibilities.
7. Ensure regulatory requirements at the local, state and federal levels are being met as well as follow company reporting guidelines.
8. Implement facility security plan to meet maritime security requirements.
Bachelor's Degree, preferably in Personnel Management, or equivalent work experience.
5 years of Human Resources experience in a manufacturing environment.
Minimum 3 years safety and health management experience in a manufacturing environment with working knowledge of OSHA compliance and training requirements.
Working knowledge of state employment law.
Excellent communication and group presentation skills.
Experience in conducting training programs.
Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office).
PHR/SPHR certification a plus.
Benefits Include:
Competitive salary;
Comprehensive benefits to include:
o 401(k) and match
o Retirement Account
o Paid holidays
o Life Insurance
o Short-term and long-term disability
o Flexible spending accounts
o Wellness Program with medical premium incentives
And more?
Please apply online and answer the questions if you are interested in this exciting opportunity.
No phone calls or third-party recruiters, please.
Employment Ready Applicants Only.
The Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment contingent upon successful completion of background investigation. Pre-employment drug screening is required. The Company participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is an internet-based system that compares information from an employee's Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment eligibility. www.dhs.gov/e-verify.
The above information on this description has been designated to indicate the general nature and level of work. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of an associate assigned to this position. The company enforces a tobacco-free policy at all its locations.

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